Richard E. “Richie” Pritchard, Jr. 74, of Madison, Wisconsin, passed away after a brief battle with cancer in the pancreas and liver, on Thursday, December 9, 2021, at University Hospital in Madison. He was born to the late Rev. Richard E. and Eleanor Pritchard on May 12,1947.
He graduated from Madison West High School, and then from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, studied at Earlham School of Religion, and worked for the University of Wisconsin. He loved music, singing in choral groups, and playing on baseball teams. He was a track star in high school. In October,1964, he marched with his father in Birmingham, Alabama, advocating for civil rights reform. He was a friend to all and loved meeting and talking with everyone.
Rich is survived by his sister, Rev. Lynn Renne (Dr. James W.), of Newburgh, Indiana, brother, Bill Pritchard (Anna), of Arlington, Washington, a niece and nephew, a great niece, 3 great nephews, and many cousins.
A celebration of Rich’s life will be held this coming spring or summer at Lake Kegonsa State Park in Stoughton, Wisconsin.
To offer condolences, share stories, and receive information about the celebration of Rich’s life, please send an email to RichPritchardMemorial@gmail.com.